8 Home Inspections Myths
A lot is said about home inspections but like everything else, what is often discussed isn't always true. What starts off as a myth eventually for some people turns into the truth. In this article we will touch base on 8 common myths floadting around in the home inspection industry. This will not only make you aware of the value of a home inspection, but save you money in the long run by educating you on the importance of hiring the right home inspector.
HOME INSPECTIONS ARE NOT IMPORTANT FOR NEW HOMES
It is easy to think... The home is new and the local building department just inpected it, why do I need to hire a home inspector? There is a simple answer. Building inspectors are not home inspectors and vice versa. Additionally some building officials are VERY busy leaving room for error. Hiring a home inspector, having a second set of fresh eyes on the home will reassure you things were not missed.
HOME INSPECTIONS ARE ONLY BENEFICIAL TO BUYERS
Home Inspections are beneficial for everyone. If you are purchasing a home a home inspection is essential. If you are a home owner a home inspection will make you aware of issues developing throughout the home. A seller listing his home on the market can add the inspection report to there sales pitch and catch issues that the buyers home inspector will eventually discover. Taking care of some of the minor defects discovered during a pre listing inspection may be easily resolved.
YOU DON'T NEED TO BE PRESENT FOR THE HOME INSPECTION
Technically you don't have to be present during a home inspection. But it is very important to have a full understanding of the possible defects you will inherit with the new home. Why not walk around with the home inspector and gain some additional insight on your new home? Most home inspectors enjoy explaining the issues at hand with the buyers during the home inspection.
HOME INSPECTORS ARE ONLY LOOKING TO FIND FAULTS AND DEFECTS<